Tag Archives: Sheldon Adelson

The Alternative to Diplomacy

The United States has no ambassador to Saudi Arabia and any number of other countries – 41 of 188 positions vacant – but the Senate didn’t reject any of President Trump’s nominees. President Trump never nominated anyone to those posts. … Continue reading

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When Not To Say the Right Thing

One must be careful what one says. That’s only polite, and it’s also useful. When the wife asks if that dress makes her look fat, it doesn’t. It never does. Use the right words. Lie. Otherwise, there will be trouble. … Continue reading

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Last Minute Adjustments

Obama is not going to admit he was born in Kenya and resign. Bill O’Reilly isn’t going to quit Fox News to open a Buddhist retreat in Nepal. Justin Bieber isn’t going to admit he’s a talentless spoiled brat and … Continue reading

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Surprising No One

Timing is everything, so the Supreme Court doesn’t announce controversial definitive rulings on April Fools’ Day. They wait a day, and then they rule on a divisive and contentious matter in a way everyone knew they would but hoped they … Continue reading

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Sheldon’s Country

“Many men of course became extremely rich, but this was perfectly natural and nothing to be ashamed of because no one was really poor, at least no one worth speaking of.” ~ Douglas Adams “I don’t take comments from anybody … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Paranoid Plutocrats

“Let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich.” ~ Samuel Johnson It’s all Amazon now. They moved beyond books a long time ago, after destroying Borders and Barnes and Noble and ten thousand small bookstores. They were … Continue reading

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Casino Politics

No, you don’t matter. That’s why so many people don’t vote – unlike Australia, where it’s required by law, here voting is voluntary. There’s no fine if you stay home and watch American Idol and text in your vote for … Continue reading

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